Exploring existing regulatory frameworks around faecal waste management, faecal sludge accumulation rates, and associated pit filling rates.
|Title||Realising safely managed sanitation in Lao PDR|
|Publication Type||Briefing Note|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Secondary Title||SSH4A learning paper|
|Pagination||18 p. : 15 fig., 4 ill.|
|Publisher||SNV and IRC|
|Place Published||The Hague, the Netherlands|
In Lao PDR the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector is guided by the Government Vision for ‘Promoting access to safe and reliable water supply and sanitation for everyone’ and the National WASH policy 2019. The elimination of open defecation is the key sector priority. According to the National Strategy for Rural WASH 2019-2030 Lao PDR expects to achieve universal access to basic water and sanitation services by 2030.
Coverage figures for safely managed sanitation are still quite low, mostly because safe faecal sludge management and treatment (before disposal or as final solution in a pit) are not in common use yet.
This paper explores existing regulatory frameworks around faecal waste management, faecal sludge accumulation rates, and associated pit filling rates in the SSH4A programme districts.
Some relevant considerations emerging from the research are:
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